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Where will corn and soybean prices be this fall? Using history as a guide, be ready for very different prices than we see today, as prices typically shift from May to October.  That’s according to the recent analysis by economists at farmdoc... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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The Chart of the Day belongs to the independent oil & gas company Earthstone Energy (ESTE). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening function to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals then sorted that list by the most frequent number of new... (full story)


ATLANTA Terminal Prices as of 27-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Option collars will take the heat off from point A to BBasics of options collars Here's a few of my old spreadsheets that might help outGold-Collar-Spreadsheet S&P Collar Spreadsheet Sections in this report 1) Performance Update Trading the Daily EMA 9-18 on the primaries2) Simplified trend procedure, the same rules... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


2021 saw root injury and lodging caused by the feeding of corn rootworm larvae in many Minnesota fields. The resulting rootworm beetle populations were also high. Western corn rootworm populations […] (full story)


Jim Roemer reviews the global crop implications of this once-every-20-years (usually) phenomenon (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 22.8 cents per pound for the week ending May 21, down 2.9 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


There are symptoms of manganese (Mn) deficiency in soybean appearing in some areas. The symptom of Mn deficiency is interveinal chlorosis (figures 1 and 2). If Mn is deficient, the […] (full story)


This year’s Weed Science Field Day will be held on Thursday, July 14 at the Iowa State University Curtiss Farm, Ames, IA. Although the 2022 cold and wet spring has […] (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder May 27, 2022 Shifting Sands Beware of shifting sands.  Egypt has found that over time, they cover things up, leaving no trace of  entire cities and fabulous monuments. The Bible says in... (full story)


In tonight’s Evening Edition, read about the record U.S. farm exports, cost-share for soil health and water quality practices, and an oddball of a tractor up for auction. U.S. Farm Exports The U.S. will export a record $191 billion worth of... (full story)


Hog futures went into the Memorial Day weekend with a 70 cent loss in June and a 10 cent loss in July, to 25 to 47 cent gains in the deferred months. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Friday afternoon was $1.67 weaker to $109.68. CME’s 5/25 Lean Hog... (full story)


The corn market traded higher ahead of the extended weekend. Old crop July got above $7.80, but closed 12 1/4 cents higher. New crop prices were a dime to 11 1/4 cents stronger on the day. Red December gained 4 1/2 cents to $6.42 1/2 cents. USDA’s daily Ethanol Report... (full story)


Back month fat cattle went into the three-day weekend a nickel to 7 cents higher, as the nearbys faded 12 to 22 cents. USDA reported cash sales for the week were mostly near $137 in the South and near $140 in the North, down $1-2 for the week. . Front... (full story)


Soybean prices ended the Friday session fractionally mixed to 5 3/4 cents in the black. The market left some gains on the table after July picked off stops above the spike high from invasion day. The new LoC high for July soybeans is $17.44 1/4. November soybeans’ $15.55 contract high... (full story)


Chicago wheat prices went home 1.3% to 1.4% higher on Friday into the holiday weekend. KC wheat futures ended the Friday session 6 3/4 to 7 3/4 cents in the black, though prices were up by over 20 cents earlier in the day. Minneapolis wheat ended 12 1/2 to 13... (full story)


The cotton market went into the extended weekend with 48 to 138 point losses. December was down the most on the day, but stayed within Thursday’s range. CFTC reported managed money funds were 5,974 contracts less net long in cotton as of 5/24 compared to last week. The long liquidation... (full story)


A report by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center, AFPC, at Texas A&M University titled “Economic Impact of Higher Crop and Input Prices on AFPC’s Representative Crop Farms” provides insights into the economic impacts […] (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


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SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri May 27, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, May 27, 2022 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs sold weak to 40.00 lower, mostly 20.00-40.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly weak to 15.00 lower. Feeder... (full story)


Minnesota farmers are gearing up for the first cutting of alfalfa. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Nathan Drewitz covers the central part of the state and says a cool start to the growing season slowed development. ... (full story)


NW_LS441 ***Correction to week ago and year ago numbers*** Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 13.36 per cwt live, down -0.09... (full story)


TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/ CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures in the morning trade firmed on short-covering and a recovery in the wheat market ending the session 12-1/4 higher... (full story)


The president of Iowa Farm Bureau believes his state has laid the blueprint for an E15 standard. Brent Johnson tells Brownfield there’s no doubt other states will be looking at the Biofuels Access Bill recently signed into law and want to emulate... (full story)


Soybeans were mostly modestly higher, finishing the week with solid gains. Beans consolidated, watching planting conditions, with markets closed on Monday for Memorial Day. That pushes the USDA’s weekly export inspections and crop progress and... (full story)


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Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly lower ahead of the long holiday weekend, while feeders were pressured by the rally in corn. June live was down $.22 at $132.17 and August was $.20 lower at $132.40. August feeders were down... (full story)


Governor Walz has signed the agriculture omnibus bill into law. Minnesota Farmers Union government relations director Stu Lourey says more than $18 million in drought relief is included in the legislation. “Which the Governor first proposed... (full story)


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At a visit to mass timber development in Iowa this week, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack emphasizes how the financial support of climate-smart USDA programs are helping to achieve carbon sequestration while creating jobs in rural... (full story)


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NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri May 27, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 5/27/2022 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri May 27, 2022 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, May 27, 2022 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were generally 7.00-8.00 lower on comparable purchases. Negotiated... (full story)


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Grains ended mostly higher on Friday positioning ahead of the holiday with July beans making a new contract high and scoring the highest weekly close on record on continued strong demand.  Markets are still watching weather and planting progress,... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $229.64 $212.71 ... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 5/27/2022 was estimated at 5.66 per cwt live, up 0.02 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri May 27 2022,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,120.00,120.00,B Beef Head... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 5/27/2022 was estimated at 13.16 per cwt live, up 0.06 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri May 27 2022,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable tallow <.15% CAF... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 27, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


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